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This will help:

http://thegeographist.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/largest-cities-uk-population/

So on the grounds that Liverpool too is a divided city but with only 17,000 more people than Bristol you've got to say that either Liverpool/Everton are overachieving or Bristol City/Rovers are underachieving.

Other notable under-performers: Bradford and Cardiff (1/2m), Brighton and Plymouth

Surprised to see Lincoln is bigger than Grimsby (104,000 to 88,000!).

And more surprised not to see Cleethorpes on it at all.


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Brizzle is in egg chasing territory too,but do think they should be better placed. When I first read this, my instant reaction was Sheffield, big city, big potential, crap teams.
As far as towns go, isn't Warrington the biggest without a professional football team ( I'm not counting RL)


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As far as towns go, isn't Warrington the biggest without a professional football team ( I'm not counting RL)


I thought it was Wakefield. They all support Leeds there anyway.


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Quoted from KingstonMariner
This will help:

http://thegeographist.wordpress.com/2013/11/23/largest-cities-uk-population/

So on the grounds that Liverpool too is a divided city but with only 17,000 more people than Bristol you've got to say that either Liverpool/Everton are overachieving or Bristol City/Rovers are underachieving.

Other notable under-performers: Bradford and Cardiff (1/2m), Brighton and Plymouth

Surprised to see Lincoln is bigger than Grimsby (104,000 to 88,000!).

And more surprised not to see Cleethorpes on it at all.


Grimsby and Cleethorpes is the largest conurbation in Lincolnshire ( far greater than Lincoln ).


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As far as towns go, isn't Warrington the biggest without a professional football team ( I'm not counting RL)


I thought it was Wakefield too. It's often thought to be Croydon, but Crystal Palace's ground is in South Norwood which is part of The Borough Croydon.


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I thought it was either Wakefield or Croydon, although Crystal Palace's ground is only a stone's throw from Croydon.


I'll give you Wakefield, didn't realise it was that big. Croydon is Palace in all but name. Warrington still tops 200k though.


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Could be a coincidence but a lot of the teams mentioned (Town, Newcastle, Leeds, Sunderland) have supporters who are very quick to turn on their team when things go wrong. This may well be because they are crap but it doesn't help the situation. There are certainly parallels with Town and Newcastle fans looking for any excuse to criticise their manager.
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